3/26/2012 2:36:43 PM
London Overground to get free Wi-Fi by the end of 2012
London Overground stations will have free Wi-Fi installed by the end of this year after a contract was signed with technology company The Cloud.
The Wi-Fi provider will begin work on bringing the service to 56 stations this summer. The deal follows the announcement earlier this month that Virgin Media will be bringing Wi-Fi to selected Tube stations in time for the Olympics. The London Overground installation will be completed by the end of 2012. Passengers will get 60 minutes of free access per day and the service is being installed at no cost to the taxpayer.
The Cloud MD Vince Russell said: 'People now expect to be able to access the internet wherever they are – it’s become a way of passing the time and entertaining themselves as much as keeping up with emails and work. But to do this effectively they need a fast and reliable internet connection, which is why the deal to install The Cloud’s Wi-Fi service will benefit millions of London Overground passengers immediately.'
Howard Smith, chief rail operating officer for Transport for London said: 'By providing this new service our passengers will be able to access our latest travel information free of charge and it will enhance our reputation as providing a truly modern railway fit for the 21st century.'
Editor: Graeme Neill